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France Trip 05/08 - The pics

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by L60N, May 6, 2008.

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    The boys land in Luton to a fanfare of horn tooting whilst stood at the roadside:

    Left to right Me & Kris:
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    Ready for off:
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    Gully welcome at Folkstone:
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    The First of many peage:
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    My friend Kris taking charge for a bit:
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    Bright and early, the weather looks promising:
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    Alis car, looked pristine the entire trip! Whats that wax called!! I want it :p
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    Arrival at the hotel... 22hrs driving time:
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    Next morning, more peage:
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    Heading to the Verdon gorge, the scenery promises a lot:
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    Breathtaking scenery:
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    The water was sooo inviting:
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    Heading up to the Gorge
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    You can kind of see the type of roads / tunnels
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    Simply stunning views:
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    Made it to the top, time to look over :D
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    The views were simply breathtaking, for a few seconds we were all in total silence:
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    Left to right: Kris, Iby & Alex behind
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    Me:
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    Krazy Kris:
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    Catalogue pose:
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    One of my Faves:
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    Left to right, Iby & Ali:
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    Alex, holding it together:
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    Bombing down the other side, Approach speed.... negligable :p
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    Some of the locals:
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    Heading Back to the hotel:
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    Heading to Monaco:
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    A new type of air conditioning :D
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    We saw a lot of nice metal in Monaco:
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    DTM mercedes, VERY nice :D
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    The French Fuzz, pulled for speeding around town?? who??? Us??!!
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    This is for you guys, Foody fa fa!
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    The beach in Antibes
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    Filthy, but it got a lot worse:
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    Heading home:
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    A massive thankyou to Alex AKA Siu00adg. He organised the trip, and made it a most memorable weekend for all!

    Winner of the loudest fastest S3 goes to Alex - seriously, the tunnels...
    Winner of the Cleanest pimpest S3 goes to Ali
    Winner of the bestest Fly swat goes to mine tho guys.. sorry :S
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    lol...si00adg with the cops!

    I got stopped by the cops while driving with him as well. Coincidence?
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    Some awesome pictures there, feeling a road trip coming on!!!!
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    Looks lovely , bet you had a ball.

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    Stunning. :hubbahubba:
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    Some great piccies there guys. Looks like a great place to go! And 4 wheels is the way to get there! :thumbsup:
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    As above guys...looks amazing, I`m jealous!!!:drool:
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    Fooody Fa Fa!!!! lol... oh man that makes me laugh too much Leon mate. lol.
    Was an awesome trip all round.... Recommend it to anyone anyday.
    The tunnels were amazing and the sound of the cars were just so deafening seriously deafening... ears are stilling ringing.
    Foody fa fa.

    Right i think its my turn now for the pics.
    - watch this space -
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    Right Leon pretty much described the whole trip so il just show you guys afew of my pictures.

    Landing in France... Alex glady hits the open roads...

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    Followed by Leon

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    At the hotel following morning. Getting ready for the Verdon Gorge. :aggressive:

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    Stunning.

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    Alex stretching his legs...

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    Beautiful clear water...

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    Leon and Kris contemplating whether to jump into that cool blue water.

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    Alex picked a truely beautiful route. Took pretty much whole day through the Gorge and back to the hotel.

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    Camera cant capture the true beauty of it.

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    Me (blinded) and .... Leon mate where you going.????

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    Following morning... At Monaco.
    The wigs are out and abit of Foody Fa Fa!!! The double looks people gave were classic...

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    Underground car parks in Monaco hide many of these exotic motors. This was just one of them.

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    I was hoping the owner didnt walk in to see me standing there in the middle of his garage with THIS!

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    Other beach was abit explicit so really didnt want to take pictures there.
    Much needed dip in nice cool water here though...

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    On the train back with the MASS MURDERERS

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    Once again Big thanks to Alex for the organisation and the routes he took us on.
    It really was that good that he went it alone just to enjoy the driving out there.

    Hope all have enjoyed.
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    You guys are gonna need a bucket of Tardis to get all that bug **** off! I'm looking to try out Verdon for next year. Any routes you'd recommend? Or are all the roads pretty much the same around there?

    Coss
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    Yeah tell me about it... We all going to have our work cut out. They just so solid now.

    Excellent mate go for it.... We just followed Alex (Siu00adg) because he'd been there before... They pretty much the same just have to work out a route to go on around the gorge... Various routes though.
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    Nothing a blow torch, tin of paint stripper and a wallpaper scraper cant fix ;)
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    lol Good luck to you all!

    Kool. Guess I'll be on google maps looking for a nice road! :racer: The whole of Verdon Gorge is quite big isn't it?
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    The place is massive. Took us virtually whole day there we got back to the hotel late in the evening... so theres plenty of drive and exploring to do there.
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    Excellent post. Cars need a wash now. LMAO :nyah:
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    Done it last night :)

    Blasted at the local jetwash, Mixed in a bit of bug remover in the wash, came off easily. Probably due to the wax previous.

    Just done my back box and pipes with some white spirit/autosol. WOW :jump::yahoo:
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    Vids to post tommorow
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    Wow - superb pics gents :thumbsup:
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    One video I uploaded last night. You tube always butchers the sound/image quality :sob:

    Yes that is a two-way road!!
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    Thats some seriously dodgy music you're listening to :haha:
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    :jester:

    After 3 days away from home I was singing along to it lol :rock:
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    How many more you got Leon?
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    Rich that was just a taster of what he had... You should've heard some of the other music... You would've passed out with all the laughing.:lmfao:
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    lol. Some of that engine sound did come though tho! Sounded pretty sweet! Did you guys drive through them silly narrow tunnles? I tell you what, with the weather being as it is now I'm really in the mood for a road trip! :sob:
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    Great pics guys!

    What happend with the french Fuzz?
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    They didnt like us re-enacting the monaco GP off the starting grid (which is in the main street) "3,2,1 gooooo!"

    ;)
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    Back to work today! :( Wish I was back in France! Can't wait to organise the next one!!

    Youtube is blocked at work so I'll have to wait till I get home to watch the vid :( You gonna stick the rest on youtube too?
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    That was awesome! :) albeit a little silly!
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    Hi Alex, yeah i'll put them all up in time (takes ages to upload)

    It was awesome, a bit silly perhaps that we drew un necessary attention to ourselves, but not silly as in endangering people, the road was pretty empty and pedestrians were behind metal fencing.

    I just wanted to point that out, so people dont think we were being idiotic. ;)
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    Yeah, good point, lots of armchair police on here! :angrymod:

    I wasn't ever even slightly scared for my or anyone elses safty on the trip, we were all very sensible :icon_thumright:

    Hope we don't hear anything about those scameras!
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    And i'm not one of them :respekt:

    So how did the GIAC hammer map compare to Leon's STD car on the road?

    Did you have any side by side compaisons? only up to the speed limit , that goes without saying!:)

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    Alex's car pulls....hard. We didnt have any standing start moments we werent there for that. We had a side by side moment and his car was definatley pulling away slowly... at the topper end shall we say ;)

    Having said all that though, at those speeds if one person puts their foot down even a second before the other, i'd say he has won it mapped or not, it was that close....

    But i'd pay for that GIAC map just for the sound, omg it was awesome. My mate Kris thought it was akin to the deafening sound of an airplane. I dont disagree.

    Also though, its worth pointing out that the standard S3 sounds pretty awesome too. Ali's car sounded almost as aggressive when passing us.

    You just dont hear the sound of your car when sat inside it..
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    I agree to that too... Alex's car definately got pull on it... Maybe not like a 330 remap should do.. personallly i thought it would leave a standard S3 for dead but it still pulls away from standard.

    The sound it gives though is awesome... esp in the tunnels.
    Sound of an airplane???? MOST definately!!
    If only we could have recorded it to show you guys what we mean.

    Seeing that starting grid at the GP was amazing... the REAL thing that i've always seen on tv. Was definately a buzz to do.. 3 2 1...!!

    Alex what you reckon of the speed cameras? :shrug:
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